Air BP supports Red Bull Air Race as World Championship nears finale

As the official Fuel and Carbon Reduction partner of the Red Bull Air Race, we were very pleased to welcome some of our customers and stakeholders to witness the penultimate race of the 2017 World Championship at the Lausitzring in Germany from 16-17 September. Meeting the pilots and seeing the hangars at the Race Airport was a particular highlight! Our German team was praised by the Red Bull Air Race operations team for their efficiency in providing the fuel supply throughout the course of the race weekend.

The race was won by Japan’s Yoshihide Muroya, with Australia’s Matt Hall placing second and Martin Šonka of the Czech Republic coming third. The results see Šonka remain at the top of the World Championship standings with 63 points, Muroya four points behind with 59 and Canada’s Pete McLeod in third at 56 points.

The three pilots at the top of the standings will be determined to capture their first World Championship title at the final race, which will take place at the USA’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 14-15 October. It’s all to play for, as American Kirby Chambliss – just behind McLeod with 52 points – could overthrow them all with the advantage of home crowd support as well as the experience of earning two previous World Championship titles. Look out for further news from the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in our November issue.